AMG Might Use Turbo Four Cylinder in Larger Sedans

Jason Siu
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amg might use turbo four cylinder in larger sedans

There was a time when four-cylinder engines were strictly known for fuel efficiency. Not anymore.

AMG and other automakers are pairing four-cylinder powerplants with new twin-scroll turbochargers in the name of both fuel efficiency and high output. In AMG’s case, its potent turbo-four engine packs 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque in the CLA45 AMG, A45 AMG and GLA45 AMG, making it the most powerful production four-cylinder engine (at least for now). But those models might not be the only ones in AMG’s lineup to source power from a heavily boosted four-banger.

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According to What Car? AMG boss Tobias Moers said the brand is considering using the engine in various other models, including the brand’s popular midsized sedans. Which means there might be a C45 AMG or E45 AMG in the future.

Moers also said AMG still isn’t planning to develop a performance-oriented diesel powerplant. However, hybrids are another story. With Mercedes-Benz‘s success in Formula One with a V6 hybrid powertrain, the brand is thinking of offering the technology in road cars.

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[Source: What Car?]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Tim Tim on Apr 30, 2014

    I dont get why everyone thinks a turbo four can be used for everything. It can't. Dont get me wrong, i love my 4 bangers, its all ive ever owned. But putting a highly stressed 4 inside a 4,000+ pound beast is a recipe for disaster.

    • Steve Steve on May 28, 2014

      Yes I agree. Hopefully they have lightened up the frames of these sedans along with placing the new 4 banger engines.

  • MarkH MarkH on May 29, 2014

    Tim - you're assuming the turbo four is highly stressed. That might be the case when a turbo is added to a normally aspirated engine, but if the engine is designed as a high output turbo right from the start, there's no reason for it to be considered highly stressed.